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Name: Larry Anderson () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 22:27:59
Class: 1962
City and State: OAKHURST,CA
Man, There's a name out of the past. I think the last time I saw Wayne he was going to "cut a record". That was in 1962. Didn't he used to hang out with Bob Newkirk? Good Luck Larry

Name: Sheree Klingenhagen () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 21:22:30
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: I wanted to say a happy Memorial Day to one and all. I am quite proud to say that my Father was in the Navy, my Brother in the Army and my oldest Son is in the Air Force so Memorial Day means alot to me and I will be flying my flag for all those that have and are still serving our country. Now, onto the most recent controversy in Cougartown, just to put my 2 cents in, I can say that porn was a contributor to my divorce. Some people get hooked on it and it becomes almost a drug to them. I have always found it extremely degrading to women and would have none of it in my home. And I'm not talking playboy or hustler here but the raunchy crap that is out there. When you are trying to raise children, in my case my sons, and their dad has this stuff showing up here and there believe me it truely pisses you off! I feel that a car show where children might be present is not a place for any kind of nudity be it painted or not. Art as is beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, we all have different opinions on the subject. I just don't see porn in anyway an art form. I will get down from my soap box now.

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 18:49:58
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: To all Cougs, Please be extra careful as this is the holiday that I lost my younger son, David. I'm especially remembering my high school friends who didn't survive WWII along with all who are serving, have served, or paid the ultimate price in preserving the precious freedoms we enjoy in these United States of America. God bless you all. I love you, HCH

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 18:20:07
Maiden: whichonedoidrop???
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance,
Message: RE: ~THE PORN CARS~ at last week's car show. If it not be for sweet men and women that fought for us and our freedom & unselfishly gave their lives..or were willing to do so, this freedom would not exist for us.. I HAIL EACH ONE OF THEM..AND LOVE THEIR HEARTS~~you are a gift to us. So~Viva La Difference!! Here's to a great weekend of sun and fun. Another gift. Speaking of gifts Janny.. our 3 week anniversary is coming up.. Isn't that right Ida-la. (Marsha) Now, I'm off like a velcro prom dress. Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg (got a cramp just typing it)

Name: PAT BUSH () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 17:11:54
Class: 80
City and State: BUENA PARK
Good point Pat. Have a nice weekend.

Name: Robin () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 17:05:27
E-Mail: yes
Maiden: the other Hoods
Class: MCMLX
City and State: RB,CA
Message: LAKE WORTH, Fla. (May 26) - A middle-school student shot and killed a teacher at school Friday on the last day of classes, police said......
RE: Wayne Dickey "Yes Hawthorne has changed in the past 40 years and we have to change with the times"...
Wayne I truely hope this isn't the kind of change you are talking about...I quit wearing bell bottoms 20+ years ago and that's change...But you will never convince me that the crap we saw painted on those cars last Sat is "art" in any sense of the word, or that it doesn't go hand in hand with the "change" we have seen all too often and as recent as today in Fla...We are all of course entitled to our opinion as this forum we call feedback has again proven...It is also the type of free speech Sharon B. applauded a few days ago...So lets all enjoy the weekend designated to honor the men and women who fought to give us this right...Have a good one all and later Cougs..:o)

You quit wearing your bell bottoms??!! Can I have them?
Thanks Robin, Wayne, Judy, Liz, and the rest who've joined in this discussion. We might not agree on this issue, but we're all Cougs, so let's all go out and have a fun weekend. I know I'm heading for Janet's and we're gonna go watch the sunset with a nice bottle of wine and dinner in a basket. Great way to start the weekend I'd say. Have a great one Cougs and be safe.

Name: Bob Ovendale () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 15:13:52
Class: 1972
City and State: Silverton Oregon
Message: One thing I remember about Hawthorne is The Hobby shop on El Segundo east of Hawthorne Blvd. I still have the train my dad bought there.
Hey Bob, That's where I got all my car models. Remember the one arm guy that worked there? He had lots of patience as I would go in there and spend an hour picking out a model.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 14:52:51
City and State: hotsunnybeachie:o)
Message: So now that we know what was 'really' on the 'porno' cars and on the loud speakers (missed that killer cop rap too) does anybody out there reading this care to get involved in cleaning up some of this hate and anger? It won't go away by itself. I have a plan......I'll see the principal next week to get things moving. Come out and play with me you guys. It might look like work but like Sloey said, "It's all about attitude."
The Goddessofifyoudontlikeitchangeit.

Name: kelley () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 14:39:15
Maiden: currie
Class: 67
City and State: coos bay,ore by the ocean
Message: Petey we should have made a point of going down just for the car show. We seemed to have missed out on something here. How was the instant coffee and microwave coffee cake anyway?

Name: Linda Reynolds () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 13:22:34
Maiden: Jones
Class: 62
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: John, is to $10 check for Cougartown is in the mail! I should have sent it to you sooner!
Thanks for a wonderful website. I KNOW how hard you work on it to make it nice for all of us! We appreciate you!!

Thanks Linda, I know you do and, sorry for ditching you at the Car Show on Saturday.

Name: Petey Smith () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 13:15:43
E-Mail: thosewerethedaysmyfriends
Maiden: Smith
Class: 72
City and State: Great Nothwest
Message: The Anchor Inn was so full of Blazer spirit back in the Bill Walton days! The Anchor was also the home to some great dart tourneys thanks to Coach and Ando. Great memories in that old building.( Kell how's the porcelain holding up in there under the "new management"? )

Name: Tom Buckingham () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 12:36:29
Class: 1964
City and State: Clovis, CA
Message: Nice to hear from you again Diane Robertson. When I try to e-mail you at the message is rejected. Do you have a secondary e-mail address?
Hey Tom, It's . (Three d's in the middle) Good Luck.......

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 12:35:42
Class: 66/84
City and State: i dont know, usa
Message: Well Mr. Dickey it is nice you moved to California BUT we don't have to change with the times. That is an argument that is so fallacious it robs us all of the moral fiber for which our country has and should stand. To say that the stuff John described is art, and it isn't, is like saying the CRAP they rap, I call it WRAP, is literature. Sure we live in a country that gives people the right to stand up and say we should all "off the Pigs" but is that a concept we want to embrace? Do we want to create idols who sell drugs to kids, shoot little kids cause he stepped in the path of my "Homie", or show pictures of women who act and dress in the ways that were described because they are either so smacked out on COKE, or speed, or heroine that they don't have any say in what they do or look like? That is really where the Hefner, Flynt folks have succeeded, using those folks. You can "Change" with the times Mr. Dickey, and conform to what you think is popular and cool, but it isn't right nor is it good or beneficial. Is that what you want for your children? Think about it! Free speech like any right guaranteed under the constitution is not an absolute, pornography should be illegal, should not be protected speech, and some of us will refuse to change with the times when the times they are wrong. We use to hear come on get with it, its the 90's. Well now we are the ZEROes, maybe Bob Dylan was right the times they are a changin'. Know what the TRUTH is and you won't be misled.
Now THAT folks is a TRUE "Rowdy"!!!
Thanks Jim for the backup, and you KNOW which line I'm standing in when it comes to "Changing with the times". I'm gonna be in that big LOOONG line of people right over there who want their kids to grow up in a positive environment. Heck, Hawthorne doesn't have to change with the times. If you want the drug lord, porno, "cop killah" atmosphere, move to South Central or Compton. Property is cheap there too. Know why? CUZ NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT!!!

Name: Kelley () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 12:13:46
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay OR
Message: Hey Randy Hood are you talking about the Anchor Inn in beautiful downtown North Bend Or. if you are BeBop used to call it the anchor clanker. it is now a nude bar (DZLizzy) called Exotic Club 101. I was a Laker fan for years actually used to listen to the games on the radio ala Chick Hearn. But after being here some daze. I just hafta be a Trailblazers fan. But may the best (Portland) team win. Come on up Raymond, I work those days. I'll email directions. Free coffee at Cone 9.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 12:00:01
Class: 77
City and State: Miami, FLA
Message: For quite some time I've been enjoying the benefits of Cougartown without any of the burdens (i.e., the dues). Well, yesterday I rectified that and winging its way to Mr. Baker is the very small fee he has requested. In return, he provides this highly entertaining and informative forum. I apologize for my lack of diligence in paying for this privilege. I promise I wont let it happen again. DJ "Oh and, by the way, Which One's Pink?" (Anybody heard the Foo Fighters version of Have A Cigar on the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack? It features Brian May of Queen on guitar)
Thanks Dan, It IS appreciated.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 10:55:00
Maiden: Sloey
Class: 66/69
City and State: overcastfoggycloudybeachie
Message: Well! I need to respond to John's note on Waynes feedback. I obviously missed the cars you described, I didn't see the drug lord dude with the guns or the 'Wet Dream' car. Perhaps I would have felt differently. I'm going to Hawthorne High next week to volunteer my time as a mentor. Anyone care to join me and make a difference? To: Brother Jim Estrada-Sloey, I'll bite. What's the answer to your riddle? Love you guys!!!! :o)
The Goddessoflonghotweekends

Name: Terri Rose () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 03:15:25
Class: 1971
Message: I am trying to find Peggy Ross class of 1971. We went to Leuzinger in our Freshman year and then she transferred to Hawthorne.

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 01:08:36
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma
Message: I have been catching up on some missed feedback, and noticed that some of you cougars seem to be offended by the murals on some cars (lowrider). Well as you know, I am and will always be a lowrider. I was not able to be at the car show, but I was told by Donna that these so called PORN CARS were nothing more then excellent examples of artistic art work. I have been painting these types of cars for some 30 years now, and never have found them offensive. I seem to remember going on a field trip in grade school and seeing more nudity in so called fine art, then were on these cars. As Liz stated earlier TV, Movies, Billboards, Magazines and almost every source of media have shown more then these so called PORN CARS. Yes Hawthorne has changed in the past 40 years and we have to change with the times. I find this type of airbrush work an art, not porn. We all know what really Porn is and I beleive these cars did not fit into that category. How dare you bash something that is so creative and unquie. I personally take offense from those who cannot open their eyes to the artistic beauty, and talent that was put into these cars. If you want a car show with cars that have been restored with after matket parts and no brains to but them together, then that's what type of show you will have (No Brainer). We want our kids to be creative but yet we cannot tell them what to paint on their cars. If it were "True Porn", then I would not agree, but I feel that this is a form of art!
Wayne, dude.........chill. You sound a little like a cross between Maxine Waters and the ACLU here. We aren't talking "string bikini nudity", which by the way, I'm kinda' in favor of. This was "Larry Flint, woman degrading PORN", pure and simple. When I see a Black drug lord painted on the trunk of a car, holding up a fistful of drug money in one hand and a 45 pistol in the other with a look of defiance on his face, and a couple of unclad women hanging on each arm, that's PORN....I don't care how artistically it's done. In other words, it's something I don't want MY Kids or Grandkids to APPRECIATE!! When I see a car called "Wet Dreams" and women in all sorts of sexual positions painted all over the car fondling their "Uh Huhs", and womens panties strewn on the ground around the car, THAT'S PORN. What does THAT have to do with a "Car Show"? You talk about after market parts. These guys didn't know one end of a combination wrench from the other. There was "nothing mechanical" to be appreciated. This part of the Car Show wasn't a "Car Show" it was a "Woman Degrading Porno Mural Show". I will add that this was in just one area, and the rest of the show was fine. I have nothing against the "Low Rider Mural Cars" in general, but I say the "PORN Mural Cars" are OUT!!

Name: Raymond Smith () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 01:07:18
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: To everyone in CT. Just wanted to say something about what I read about Memorial Day last year (3days after the event). Someone has written in our Oregonian Newspaper on how sad he was that people don't put up the American Flag to recognize those who not only have Protected our Great Nation but those who died for it and are not here enjoying what we have taken for granted. I'm sure there are alot of people who lost their love ones who would appreciate it if we support those who made this country free by hanging out their flags in support. You would not believe how proud I was putting up my flag yesterday because I am proud for those who have protected me and my family. Thanks Vets! I only wished I'd done this earlier in my life. So go out there and spend an extra $6-$8 bucks for a flag and let the nation know how much you care and appreciated their deeds.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 01:04:06
E-Mail: estradaifinditdifficulttobelieveitisntalwayssunny
Class: 66/84
City and State: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Message: Happy memorial day!!! My lovely wife and I are going to 105 Palm Springs for the weekend to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. Hope everyone has a great weekend be careful and be safe!!!! Liz laugh for me too! You know what they say about women kept in suspense too long? See you Wednesday! Sloey

Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 00:12:44
Class: 63
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: To my fellow brothers and sisters who have served in the military and who are serving now...and to all our friends who have fallen and gone before us...I salute you for your service to this great land of ours for the upcoming Memorial Day. Without your commitment to this country God only knows what the United States would be like now. My hat is off to you all. Let us all take a moment to remember those who have given their all for us. Semper Fi to my fellow Marines...Jan Blomsterberg
Well said Jan. Let's all remember what Memorial day is about. Say a prayer for that Serviceman in a far off place, who's standing watch so we can all go out and BBQ this weekend. Freedom is so taken for granted. Let's remember at what cost it comes.

Name: Diane Robertson () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 20:46:05
Maiden: Robertson
Class: 65
City and State: B.C. Canada
Message: Hi Kathy Krause, Dani Griffith, Donna Joslyn, Meryl and Cheryl Rowland, Rosey Pineda, Carol Fenstemaker, and Tom Stewart, to name a few. I just traveled down memory lane, cruising through the pictures of the 95 reunion! What a trip! I remembered so many things, like walking to school with Rose across the street on 134th st. I can see Meryl pulling up to my house in her red VW for another nite of dancing at Baby Huey`s, and Dani and Kathy my dear partners in Girl Scout chaos. Do you Remember Donna, you, or Diane told me you could make your heart stop and I believed you! Hello Tom, my first "steady boyfriend" I hope some of you remember me. I saw a picture of Meryl and Carol together in one picture, It`s amazing nobody`s aged! So many people and places like Senior Square, the sacred epicenter of HHS. Seeing a movie for 10 cents a day for a week over lunch. What a time we had. RC cola`s and red licorice nature`s perfect food! Please write me tell me what you are up to. hopefully, Diane Robertson

Name: harvey mandlin () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 19:52:01
Class: 61
City and State: NYC
Message: The A&W was on the corner of 136th and therefore, about 3 houses down from my front yard. I used to love to see the mutually agreed but tacit lineup of Corvettes etc. I was going to do a photo picture story of the place but it got closed down by the "city fathers". My recollection of the "downfall", as related by the Mayor of Hawthorne Jim Wedworth, (or was he a city council member at the time) - He was the owner of the Phil's Schwinn Bike Shop - was that the police caught some employee selling some pot from the back door of the kitchen and they thus justified bulldozing the place. I wonder if anyone can recall this?
May be true, but it's hard for me to believe that the Hawthorne City Council had the Gestapo power to "bulldoze the place" (a place that they didn't own) because of a misdemeaner. Does anyone know the truth?

Name: harvey mandlin () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 19:38:11
Class: 61
City and State: Manhattan, NYC
Message: I wonder if anyone knows the whereabouts and / or name change for HildaKossof, 61?
Harvey Mandlin

Name: harvey mandlin () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 19:27:46
Class: 61
City and State: nyc
Message: I wonder if anyone knows the whereabouts of Steve(?) Pressler, Michael Stary, Dan McCammon or Hilda Kossof.
Harvey Mandlin

Name: Jeanne Carrillo () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 17:02:17
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
City and State: Carlsbad, CA
Message: A Memorial Day Greeting to everyone. I won't be in my office tomorrow to do feedback, so I thought I would say it today. I first want to say Thank You to all the guys who have fought to protect this country for me and mine. Your sacrifice is appreciated more than you know. To everyone else, have fun.... be careful. I am going to my daughters in Arizona for one hell of a hot weekend. Redheads rule!!!
Hey Jeanne, Have a great time and above a Coug girl. We'll see you back here next week.

Name: Rowdy Goddess () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 16:24:41
Maiden: Sloey
Class: 69
City and State: coldinredondo
Message: Hey brother Jim Estrada Sloey, Wassssup? I'll be hot in Redondo this weekend if the weatherman knows what he's talking about. Hermosa Fiesta is this weekend and a friend of mine, Rocky LaPort, is going to be performing at the Hermosa Comedy Club. If anyone wants to get a good belly laugh this weekend this is the place to be. Hope everyone has a great weekend. And to all of you men and women who have put your lives on the line for our freedoms, Thank You and God Bless You All! It's great to be a Coug! The Goddess

Name: Pauline Matthew () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 13:54:20
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 69
City and State: Oakhills, CA.
Message: To Betty and Lupi- I'm still alive and kicking. Just been real busy with school. Hope to see you all at the next cruise night. And welcome home Wayne.

Name: Eddie Braun () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 13:52:15
E-Mail: cant figure it out yet...
Class: 79
City and State: Manhattan beach, ca
Message: PAT BUSH...hello my friend, sorry it took so long to get back to you, ive been out of town working my tail off, and im beat up from the feet up... ive got this new dsl and its hooked up to my email, and i havnt quite figured out how to get my e mail yet, heck what do i know about computers, i fall on my head for a living, i guess ill try to figure it out soon. its nice to hear from you Pat hope things are well w you. Get my home # from DON DALLONS or anyone else and give a call, im in town for a little while, im supposed to go work in Hong Kong soon, but am gonna try to get out of it, so ill be around for a bit, maybe you can take a day off and come to work w me and hang for a day, lemme know. take care of yourself PAT BUSH good hearing from you. Hello to LORI PADELFORD, LORI AHRENS, TERRIE KOSTIZAK, and anyone else that knows me take care, Eddie.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 11:06:12
Maiden: been a searching
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: So... for all you ROWDYS that have been emailing me for John's address to mail in your $10.00 dues..due June 1.. Here it is: John Baker, PO Box 1406, Lomita, CA 90717 and I've asked the KING to post it on top of feedback.. Hey, I can't handle "this" & "ice cream emergencies" too..
Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg THE ROWDYS

Take deep breaths Judy. You'll be fine.
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